The “Stitchless” exhibition created by Anthony Cervino will be held in the Kauffman Gallery from Aug. 31 until October 19.
On opening night, the exhibition will be open from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with an artist presentation at 7 pm.
Described by the artist himself, the exhibition is “carefully composed of both handmade forms and manipulated found objects. These sculptures allude to the rituals, rites of passage and totemic beliefs that convey sentimental and cultural meaning. This exhibit delves deep into the psyche of childhood with adventurous play, maternal comforts, imagined heroism, lurking bogeymen and prayerful longings.”
The Stichless Exhibition, assembled by Cervino, is made of select works of art from the past 25 years alongside parts that have been “cannibalized” from previous sculptures.
In his studio practice, Cervino often embeds, reuses or destroys his older works to make new sculptures. Because of this reclamation of works, his exhibition can be understood more as a recollection, not a retrospective. The exhibition title, “Stitchless,” implies the phrase “without a stitch,” as in nude or otherwise vulnerable.
Cervino, a Pennsylvania native, studied art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Towson University before settling in Carlisle, Pennslyvania. Cervino is an artist and educator who has been teaching sculpture at Dickinson College since 2006 and has exhibited his work professionally for more than 25 years.
His sculptures have been shown regionally, nationally and internationally. Cervino’s work was most recently seen at the Susquehanna Museum of Art in Harrisburg, The Gallery at Flashpoint in Washington, D.C., the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The Arlington Arts Center and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Cervino is also the co-director of Ejecta Projects, an independent art gallery and curatorial workshop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.